Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I don't really like Halloween...

...but this cute little owl just might change my mind.  :)

Sneak peek of Liam in his owl hat.

I can't wait for him to wear his costume!  I'm almost finished putting it together. 

Working on Liam's owl costume.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

My Pinterest Board -- Halloween

I've been a little hooked on Pinterest lately.  I'm finding all sort of ideas for just about anything I can think of.  Lately, I've been finding some really neat ideas for Halloween, so I thought I'd share my Halloween Pinterest board with you.  I can't wait to try some of these ideas -- probably not this Halloween, but it won't be long before I make Frankestein pudding and mummy pizza for Liam. :)

Happy pinning!  :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I'm getting a new sister-in-law!

Mike's brother, Matt, proposed to his girlfriend last week!  Rachel said yes, and we're so excited to welcome her to the family!

Matt and Rachel 1

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

6 Month Pic

Liam at six months

Okay, so as I type this, Liam is actually 7 months old.  I took the pic on time...just took forever getting it off the camera.  Life is busy.  Haha!

I'm amazed at how much he's grown.  And how much personality he's showing now!  The horse gets a little smaller every month...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

6-Month Checkup

Yesterday I took Liam to his 6-month checkup.  He now weighs 16 lb. 13 oz., and is 27 inches long. 

Finished with his 6-month checkup. He only cried for a minute.
At least he got a cool Band-Aid out of the deal.  :)

This also involved another round of vaccinations.  My brave boy only cried for less than a minute, but later that evening ran a low-grade fever and was generally miserable.  He's feeling better today, but I got very little rest, so I decided to stay home with him.  Not a tough decision, really. 

And now for the cranky, feverish part... :(
It's hard to resist this sweet face. 

I think he figured out that shots were next...
I took the last pic before the nurse came in to give him his shots.  I think he knew... 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

What we've been up to lately.

Our living room always looks like Babies 'R' Us exploded in there. :)

Went for a run after school in my Relient K t-shirt. The stress-relief was greatly needed after the fight that broke out in class. :P
Getting back into running.

Family picture!
Getting a Master's degree.  (Mike, not Liam...yet.)

Off to see Grandma and Papaw!
Visiting grandparents.

Had fun hanging out with other couples tonight (including @littlefashiondiary and @thegoranator ). We divided ourselves up by gender, but kept the two cutesy guys to ourselves!
Getting together with friends.

@littlefashiondiary came across this at Goodwill today. Perfect for those pesky instances of spontaneous combustion. :)
Finding bizarre things at Goodwill.

While Liam was with the sitter, Mike and I went on a date to see Harry Potter. :)
Going on a real-life-honest-to-goodness date.  :)

A few pics from outside my Art Walk display.
Showing my photos at the Art Walk.

Our new (to us) CR-V.
Buying a new (to us) family vehicle. 

I'm going to try to post more regularly from now on.  Things have just been so busy with Liam, work, and life in general.  But I miss sharing all these wonderful things with all of you! 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Liam @ five months

Can you believe five months have already passed? Look how big my little guy is getting!

Liam at five months

I love that little smirk.  :)

He now rolls over both ways. He mastered those skills over the course of two days.  He's getting close to sitting up.  He's pretty good at it right now, except for that impulse to throw himself backward.  We thought he was teething the other day, but he may have just had a summer cold. 

He loves being tickled, eating rice cereal, toys of any kind, mimicking "raspberry" noises from mommy and daddy, showers, holding drinking glasses, going to the Thai restaurant (the owner loves him!), sitting at the dinner table, and staring at the cat (she does not reciprocate those feelings).

Still not a fan of snot-sucking.  But really, who is?  

He starts going to the sitter next week.  He'll be the youngest of six kids.  I think for me, it's better that he leaves with Mike.  That way I don't feel like I'm directly handing him over to someone else.  (But his sitter is fantastic, and he's done well the few days he stayed with her at the end of the school year!)

And here's the collection of monthly pictures for those of you that like timelines.  :)   His hair is growing back now (check out 3 months for the receding hairline...lol).

Liam months 1-5

Saturday, July 9, 2011

More Fashion Diaries

It's been a little too long since I last shared my fashion diaries with you.  I've given up on keeping up with how many days I've been doing this, and now I just (try to) come up with clever titles for each outfit. 

#fashiondiaries day 29 

Hooray! Crochet!: One of my finds from the Salvation Army.  Actually, Christina came to me with this one.  I'm so happy she did, because it's perfect!  Cute pearl buttons, lovely pattern -- I'm certain it was handmade. The string was originally threaded through the bottom of the vest, but I like it better cinching the waist. 

Goodwill + salvation army #fashiondiaries

I Would Fight Someone To Win You Back: Okay, not really.  But maybe the thought crossed my mind for a split-second after I spotted this top at the Salvation Army, stepped aside to let someone down the aisle, and watched that person pick this top up and put it in her cart.  But instead of getting all violent on her, I patiently stalked the return rack in front of the dressing room.  My patience paid off, and now I have this cute vintage top!

Sunday morning #fashiondiaries

Dots and Ruffles and Pockets, Oh My: Love, love, love this dress from Maurices!  It fits so well, the material feels so good, and -- BONUS -- it has pockets!  As every dress should.

My belated Mother's Day gift: a trip to the Arboretum to shoot some TtV pics.

Mamarazzi: I finally got my Mother's Day gift -- the opportunity to have a photo-day at the Arboretum while Mike toted the gear and the boy around.

Asymmetrical top. #fashiondiaries

Symmetry?! Who needs it?:  Love this asymmetrical top from TJ Maxx! Asymmetry is kind of a big deal to me...my wedding dress had an asymmetrical waistline. 

Cooler summer day. #fashiondiaries

Okay, Now Tilt Your Head This Way...:  I totally look like I just took my own high school yearbook pic!  Yay me! 

Ready for a day of treasure hunting. #fashiondiaries

Bead-dazzling: This is the go-to beaded necklace in my collection.

Morning-to-daytime #fashiondiaries

Yes, I DID Take My Sweater Off.  What An Astute Observation, Captain Obvious.: This pic got me my first (and so far only) slightly-mean comment on Instagram.  Some teen thought she would be clever and point out that all I did was take off my sweater.  Mmmmhmmm.  That's because that's how I wore this outfit that day.  Chilly morning = light sweater, warmer temps = no sweater.  It's kind of how that whole "adapting to climate" thing works. 

Wearing my "teething bling". #fashiondiaries
Bada-Bling: Teething bling.  A wonderful gift from my friend Kathryn!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Some recent scrapbook pages

I'm on a roll!  Here are six of my recent pages.  I have a couple more that are waiting for journaling.  Forgive the terrible iPhone photos!